Overview

Set in a near-future Chicago, BLANKTOWN (Original title: Queen Mab Courtesy) is part adventure, part mystery, part science, and all fun.

Tito, the main character, is a "Denver Dwarf"--victim of a birth defect caused by a biological terrorist attack while he was in the womb. It certainly didn't affect his mind or his spirit, though.

He meets up with Charlie Sleazer, a hot chestnut vendor who quotes Shakespeare and has a few interesting sidelines...

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Blanktown

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Overview

Set in a near-future Chicago, BLANKTOWN (Original title: Queen Mab Courtesy) is part adventure, part mystery, part science, and all fun.

Tito, the main character, is a "Denver Dwarf"--victim of a birth defect caused by a biological terrorist attack while he was in the womb. It certainly didn't affect his mind or his spirit, though.

He meets up with Charlie Sleazer, a hot chestnut vendor who quotes Shakespeare and has a few interesting sidelines (like helping people out of jams). They are trying to unravel what happened to Tito's father, who disappeared years ago. The C.O.P.S - biomechanical enforcers of a nanny state that wants to protect the people from everything, including human nature - seem to be engaged in a massive cover-up. They're closing in on Tito and the only way out leads through Blanktown.

Blanktown is a fast-paced novel that's fun and easy to read, yet it makes the reader think about lots of things, not least of which is the value of being true to oneself and one's family.
Rated PG for intense scenes. Suitable for mid-grades and up.
80,000 words; equivalent to a 300 page mass market paperback

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033008391
  • Publisher: AKW Books
  • Publication date: 5/18/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,174,714
  • File size: 361 KB

Meet the Author

Award-winning author, Bruce C. Davis, is a general and trauma surgeon in the Phoenix area. After fourteen years in the Navy including duty on Guam and with the Marines he settled in Mesa, Arizona. Writing has been a passion that he has pursued for many years. He has had short stories appear in several electronic and small press magazines. That Which is Human is his first novel which won an award as the best new eBook of 2009. When not working or writing, he has been known to try his hand at woodworking, sailing, and computer gaming (World of Warcraft was once a serious addiction).

Bruce has written several science fiction books including:

Queen Mab Courtesy: First published in paperback form by CWG Press. Now revised as Blanktown and available as an eBook from AKW Books
That Which is Human: in eBook form

A number of short stories. Some are included in: Alpha Dreams, More Alpha Dreams, and The Complete Alpha Dreamer.

Bruce is currently working on a series of science fiction novels centered around a freelance cargo ship, The Profit, and her eclectic crew.

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